After the game, there were jokes all round as reporters from French TV station SFR Sport caught up with Blues defender David Luiz for a few words on the game and on Eden Hazard in particular. The Tottenham result is important but the most important results is ours, we have to continue to think like that.
"The Chelsea v City game could have gone both ways, but we're looking at both sides I think".
"We are almost there but there is a long way to go".
"The players have put in a massive physical effort very soon after our last game, but we have to dust ourselves off and go again".
Pep Guardiola's first season in English football looks destined to end in a scrap for the top four, with City's lingering title bid in tatters.
"If you compare Tottenham and Chelsea over the last 10 year, Chelsea won some titles and we haven't".
"We've got great attacking players and they've been great all season, but we fell short".
Guardiola, who felt City's performance was better than in Sunday's draw at Arsenal, said: "Absolutely (City were better than Chelsea)".
Chelsea held on, maintaining 7 factors in advance of Tottenham Hotspur after their late win at Swansea City.
Conte is well aware of the threat posed by Tottenham and believes six wins from their final eight games could be required to keep Pochettino's in-form side at bay.
That made Coutinho the joint highest Brazilian scorer in Premier League history, alongside former Middlesbrough playmaker Juninho, with 29 goals. I'm a lucky guy to be here with them. We've got a mini league for us now and it starts with Hull (on Saturday). "He's so strong. He just needs that goal and then he's on fire".
"Three points at this stage would be massive".
The Italian coach has a contract with Chelsea until 2019 but reports suggest that talks are already underway about Conte signing a new deal with the Premier League leaders.